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June 2022

Food, News

Mega Bigay Sustansya has been expanded to provide food for more youngsters nationwide

The core of Mega Global Corporation’s business has always been malasakit. They work to improve the lives of Filipino families in whatever they do, particularly by addressing the issue of malnutrition. The Mega Bigay Sustansya program, which debuted in 2019, is built around this.

Mega has assisted in feeding hundreds of less fortunate Filipino children through the Mega Tiu Lim Foundation (MTLF), enhancing their health through wholesome meals and greater understanding of fundamental nutrition despite the epidemic. It is my great honor to attend this for the 4th time, and I’m so glad that the company still continues to help and sustain its desire to help the people by feeding food and giving meaningful impact to them.

Mega Bigay Sustansya, which is in its fourth year of altering the lives of its beneficiaries around the Philippines, has undergone a significant expansion that promises to benefit many more people. Mega Bigay Sustansya Year 4, which was formally introduced on Tuesday, June 28 at the Prime Hotel in Quezon City, promises more sustainable feeding days, more coverage, more interaction, and more partners. Representatives from partner agencies and groups attended the inaugural ceremony. Influencers and members of the media as well as mother bloggers attended the event.

To achieve its goal of program expansion, MTLF teamed up with the Department of Science and Technology, Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DOST-FNRI), the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), and Reach Out Feed Philippines (ROFP). Meals and recipes will be co-created and nutrition workshops for the parents will be developed with DOST-FNRI; DSWD will assist in gathering volunteers and identifying areas where help with malnutrition is most needed, and; ROFP will help with meal preparation and distribution, LGU coordination, and beneficiary assessment.

MTLF, along with these partner agencies and organizations, expressed their commitment to helping alleviate malnutrition among Filipino children. The number of feeding days, from 60, has been increased to 120, consisting of two meals a day for six days in a week, for a total of 160,800 meals. Moreover, geographic coverage of the program has been expanded to cover seven locations, namely NCR and Regions 3, 4A, 4B, 6, 8, and 9. Beneficiaries will cover children aged four to 12 years old.

On top of this, nutrition and meal management training for the parents and guardians of the beneficiaries will be conducted by DOST-FNRI, with the objective of program sustainability: health improvement not just through balanced meals, but also through proper knowledge of nutrition.

For MTLF and Mega as a whole, addressing the malnutrition problem in the country can be done by providing high-quality, nutritious, value-for-money products—not only for beneficiaries but for customers as well.

“The pandemic and global economic challenges have made it difficult for families from impoverished communities to provide nutritious meals for their children. We hope that Mega Bigay Sustansya will be of substantial help to Filipino families and will keep children nourished, so that they can attain good health which is so essential for their development,” said Marvin Tiu Lim, Mega’s Chief Growth and Development Officer.

“Mega Global’s relentless efforts to alleviate the malnutrition problem in the country will go a long way in building a generation of healthy Filipinos who can make a difference in their communities and the country,” said Dawn Marie Cabigon of ROFP.

DSWD’s Jason Quejada agrees. “Mega Bigay Sustansya Year 4 is a timely effort to help more families sustain proper nutrition for their children. We commend Mega Global’s efforts to address this important concern,” he said.

Jason Quejada from DSWD concurs. Mega Bigay Sustansya Year 4 is an important initiative to support more families in providing their kids with a healthy diet. We applaud Mega Global’s efforts to solve this crucial issue, the speaker remarked. The DOST-FNRI emphasized the value of educating people about nutrition. Dr. Imelda Angeles-Agdeppa, Director IV and Scientist IV, remarked, “Mega Bigay Sustansya gives us a fantastic opportunity to educate families and teach them about the significance of feeding their children nutritious meals.”

Join the fight against malnutrition. Support Mega Bigay Sustansya Year 4 and continue to spread the malasakit.

 

 

Food

McDonald’s PH has national strawless lids as part of a sustainable change

Quick service restaurant giant McDonald’s Philippines, majority owned and operated by its Master Franchise Holders, Chairman & Founder Dr. George T. Yang and President & CEO Kenneth Yang, announces the transition of all of its stores across the Philippines to strawless lids, marking another milestone in the company’s sustainability initiatives.

McDonald’s is the first QSR business to go strawless for its iced beverages, highlighting the company’s commitment to decrease waste by eliminating the need for a separate plastic straw, while keeping sipping convenient for customers whether they’re at home or on-the-go. This is one of McDonald’s most recent initiatives for its Green & Good platform, which demonstrates the company’s dedication to the environment by creating and implementing environmentally friendly dining options in its restaurants.

The strawless lids are designed to complement favorite McDonald’s beverages, continuously giving customers that familiar feel-good experience whenever they enjoy their favorite McCafé Premium Roast Coffee and other cold beverages served without sundae.

“The adoption of strawless lids is part of our commitment to be better for the environment. We recognize the role we play and the impact we can make by committing to innovate and scale initiatives that reduce waste. By making strawless lids permanent, waste reduction, one less straw at a time becomes something that our customers can easily integrate to their experience at McDonald’s,” says McDonald’s Philippines President & CEO Kenneth S. Yang.

The shift to strawless lids comes after McDonald’s first introduced the limited distribution of straws across its branches in 2018. The company is able to take a bigger step towards climate action by going strawless nationwide, now making it a permanent and sustainable solution.

McDonald’s has also implemented other projects under its Green & Good platform. In 2020, McDonald’s opened its first Green & Good flagship store in U.N. Avenue in Manila and in 2021, its second Green and Good store in Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong. Since, the company has expanded Green & Good with the introduction of new solutions in its restaurants like solar rooftop panels.

Through its inclusive eating options, including bike racks and Bike and Dine areas offered in its stores, McDonald’s also empowers the riding community in favor of active sustainable mobility to reduce carbon emissions. In the same branch, McDonald’s, in collaboration with eSakay, is also offering e-charging stations where electric bikes and scooters can be plugged in for just Php1 for a minute’s worth of charge.

By following McDonald’s PH on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram you can stay up to date on the newest Green & Good initiative.

 

 

 

 

Lifestyle, News

Marikina St. Vincent’s Official Launch is Announced by Smile Train Comprehensive Cleft Care Center at General Hospital

Standing from left: Mercedes Litan, HMO/Philhealth Staff; Charlie Bacerra, Nurse; PS Ramos, Patient Coordinator/Nurse; Dr. Edmund Mercado, Chief of Clinics and Head of Surgery, Marikina St. Vincent’s General Hospital; Jun Grimares, Program Director, Smile Train Philippines; Giorgia Danga, Speech Language Pathologist; Van Davidon, Communications Manager for Southeast Asia, Smile Train; Dr. Chrys Marquez, Orthodontist. Seated from left: Tompet Lolarga, Program Manager, Smile Train Philippines; Bettina Mercado, Smile Train Student Ambassador; Dr. Jenny Deoduco-Mercado, Program Coordinator for Smile Train, Marikina St. Vincent’s General Hospital; Dr. Emmanuel Bueno, Medical Director, Marikina St. Vincent’s General Hospital; Dr. Jocelyn Rivera, Pediatrician Consultant
As the hospital formally opens its Smile Train Comprehensive Cleft Care (CCC) center, Smile Train and the Marikina St. Vincent General Hospital renew their commitment to offering the community safe and high-quality cleft treatment as they commemorate their 12-year partnership in improving the lives of those born with clefts.

For adults and kids born with a cleft lip and/or palate, access to safe, effective, and timely treatment is improved thanks to Smile Train’s sustainable strategy of collaboration with regional hospitals and medical professionals. The Marikina St. Vincent General Hospital provides free cleft surgery, orthodontic and dental care, and speech therapy, like many of its CCC partners. Visit smiletrain.org to learn more about Smile Train’s global initiatives and to make a donation.

In the Philippines, where more than 5,000 babies are born with a cleft palate every year, access to various cleft-related treatments remains vital. Thus, individuals living in Marikina, Rizal, and nearby provinces who are unable to afford cleft care will continue to benefit from these services, which are essential components of effective and impactful cleft treatment. Families who learn of the high-quality treatment at the center travel from all over the country to receive care in the hospital.

“It has been 12 years since we partnered with Smile Train to provide free treatment and care for individuals with cleft and their families. Being able to offer comprehensive cleft care strengthens our resolve to provide life-changing treatment for the cleft community all-year round and in the future,” says Dr. Jenny Deoduco-Mercado, Program Coordinator for Smile Train at Marikina St. Vincent’s General Hospital.

Aside from Marikina St. Vincent General Hospital, Smile Train offers comprehensive cleft care through partners such as the Philippine Band of Mercy, Noordhoff Craniofacial Foundation of the Philippines, Craniofacial Foundation of the Philippines, San Fernandino Hospital in Pampanga, Mabuhay Deseret Foundation in ARC Hospital in Cebu, and Tebow CURE Hospital in Davao. Through the help of its partners, Smile Train has been able to support more than 68,000 cleft surgeries in the Philippines.

“To date, our partnership with Marikina St. Vincent General Hospital has helped thousands of Filipinos in need of comprehensive cleft care, performing over 4,900 life-changing surgeries. As the world’s largest cleft-focused organization, it is our vision to partner with more local hospitals and make cleft care more accessible for Filipinos all-year round,” said Jun Grimares, Program Director, Smile Train Philippines.

Visit smiletrain.ph/get-help to find out more about the local programs offered by Smile Train in the Philippines and to suggest a patient who needs aid. Like Smile Train Philippines on Facebook at @SmileTrainPhilippines and follow us on Instagram at @SmileTrainPh

 

Food, News

Subway marks its 26th anniversary with an online learning program

(from left to right) Mr. Joshua Wahiman (Subway’s Marketing Manager), Ms Jean Gagarino (Subway’s Territory Manager), Atty. Rainier Butalid (CEO of e-DRIS Inc.), Syed Darwish Bederi III (Asia Pacific Regional Head of Critical Links based in Princeton, NJ US.)

Over the past two years, the educational sector has struggled with internet connectivity. The issue of sporadic or nonexistent internet access is a serious concern in the remote regions of the nation and even in some districts of Metro Manila.

Despite accessibility concerns, every student should have the chance to use educational resources. It is equally crucial to enhance the nation’s educational system in order to better prepare students for the fiercely competitive job market.

One company that is passionate about education is Subway. Subway is the world’s largest submarine sandwich chain with more than 34,000 locations around the world. Subway understands that it takes more than just good food to nourish people and build vibrant communities. It starts with taking care of people, the heart and soul of the Subway experience.

Giving the next generation the chance to receive the best education possible is one approach to care for people. Subway will launch the School-in-the-Box program to mark its 26th anniversary in collaboration with Critical Links and e-Dris.

Partners

Critical Links is a pioneer in delivering innovative e-Learning infrastructure for the next generation of schools, especially in challenging environments. E-Dris, on the other hand, is a company that offiers online and offline education through Micro-Cloud Architecture, Hybrid Learning or through Instant Access or Content.

“The past two years has shown us how important internet connectivity is for our children. Those with better internet connectivity do much better in school because of better access to online educational resources,” said Mr. Joshua Wahiman, Marketing Manager of Subway.

“Our partnership with Critical Links and e-Dris will be able to benefit more children so that they will have a better opportunity to achieve excellence in education,” he added.

Under the School-in-a-Box initiative, schools that do not have access to the internet will be given an opportunity to optimize technology and allow students to benefit from a 21st century education. The program will be piloted in a school in Metro Manila that has infrastructure limitations such as power outages and fluctuations and is often cut off from the Internet and cloud based resources due to the lack of regular or robust connectivity.

“This will be our way of supporting the Department of Education in the attainment of their goal of bridging the digital divide,”  Mr. Joshua Wahiman said .

Cloud based environment

The program will utilize the C3 Micro-Cloud, a self-contained, cloud-enabled environment that allows the provisioning of content, resources, and management to local students and teachers even if they do not have access to the Internet. The server can support up to 50 devices at a time and is ideal for a library, laboratory or a facility room.

“Content in the form of texts and other resources can be centrally curated in the C3 Cloud Control portal by those responsible for curriculum and distributed to any authorized C3 Micro-Cloud regardless of where it is, whenever a network link becomes available,” Atty. Rainier Butalid (CEO of e-DRIS Inc.) and  Syed Darwish Bederi III , of Critical links explained.

Any school can employ podcasts, e-books, quizzes, and learning games with the C3 Micro-Cloud, allowing students to actively seek out and gather information under the direction of their teachers rather than passively getting simply the hardcopy of material found in books.

“This School-in-the-Box initiative is going to be a game changer in the provinces because even if there is limited or sporadic bandwidth, lack of connectivity, rigid security and usage restrictions, schools can use the C3 Micro-Cloud to bring 21st century learning and discovery to their students,” Mr. Joshua Wahiman   of Subway said.

“Together with our partners, we will be opening a world of learning and opportunity to students in schools anywhere,” he added.

 

 

 

 

Tech

Utilize the Samsung Galaxy A23 and A13 to project confidence at work

One of the most difficult times for young professionals is when they start their first job. They are constantly under stress due to their fear of being rejected, excessive pressure, and high expectations for their work. Although entering the workforce can be scary, with a few pointers, they can overcome their anxieties and excel at work.

To name a few:

Always be prepared

There are always a lot of things to be juggled at work but they can be handled easily with some preparation. Lists are easy to make and follow, and they come in different formats. Some have straightforward lists that outline what they need to do in a day, arranged by level of importance. A common tip is to start with the hardest task first so it is out of the way. Another good tip is to outline weekly to plot deadlines and assign when they will be worked on. It is also advisable to finish tasks little by little to make progress.

Join workshops and training

It’s easy to get overwhelmed with all the tasks that need to be done. There are workshops and seminars that teach fresh graduates the skills they need to succeed. Many companies offer free training, while there are those that cover the cost of signing up. It will also be helpful to watch videos on YouTube or read articles to up-skill and impress colleagues and bosses.

Have a reliable smartphone

Smartphones have now become extensions of work since they have a lot of productivity apps such as Notes and Google Workspace. It can serve as a second screen or a work device when on the go. Some considerations for a smartphone are a large screen that can display important files, a long battery life, and large storage.

Samsung’s Galaxy A23 and A13 are the ideal smartphones to help young professionals become more prepared and efficient at work.

Both the Galaxy A23 and A13 have a 6.6” TFT V-Cut Display, large enough to display reports or spreadsheets, and even online meetings.

The devices are also useful outside of the workplace. They sport a Quad Camera that captures various types of content with its 50MP main camera, which captures photos and videos in clear and vibrant detail. Both the devices can store all the important photo and video memories and even important files with 128GB of internal storage, which can be expanded by up to 1TB. Lastly, a 5,000mAh of battery so there’s enough power to last the whole day.

Both smartphones are available in Awesome Black, Awesome Blue, and Awesome Peach, while the Galaxy A23 has an additional Awesome White variant. The smartphones are available in all authorized Samsung Stores and online for:

  • Galaxy A23 (6+128GB) – PHP 13,990 SRP
  • Galaxy A13 (4+128GB) – PHP 10,490 SRP
  • Galaxy A13 (6+128GB) – PHP 11,490 SRP

Awesome deals for everyone

Purchase the new Galaxy A13 with flexible payment terms through participating credit cards for as low as PHP 1,784.33/mo at 0% interest for 6 months.[1] Home Credit payment is also available and pays for as low as PHP 841/mo at 0% interest for 9 months.[2] Both of these offers are available until June 30.

For more information about the Samsung Galaxy A23 and A13, visit samsung.com/ph.

Safe Samsung Shopping

Health and safety protocols are strictly followed in Samsung Experience Stores to keep consumers and employees safe. Adhering to the guidelines set by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases, Samsung has implemented the mandatory use of face masks, and performs frequent sanitation in all stores.

To encourage a secure and contactless contact tracing process, Samsung Experience Stores also have distinctive QR health declaration codes. To ensure that everyone is socially separated, product demonstrations are conducted side by side rather than face to face while maintaining the legal requirement of one (1) meter.

Visit samsung.com/ph/samsung-experience-store/locations to find the closest Samsung Experience Store.

 

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[1] DTI Fair Trade Permit No. FTEB-133884 Series of 2022
[2] DTI Fair Trade Permit No. FTEB-139918 Series of 2022
Lifestyle, News

Hamilo Coast: preserving nature for at least the next 15 years and beyond

Climate change cannot be stopped at the current rate at which people practice sustainability. If everyone is, so to speak, “cast in the same mold,” environmentally conscious efforts will only produce noticeable benefits, whether they involve using fewer disposable things or saving more energy. The government and big organizations, including multinationals, are in charge of high-impact worldwide sustainable development.

An early adopter of sustainable practices, SM Prime Holdings, Inc., one of Southeast Asia’s largest integrated property developers, recognized the importance of this role. This upscale beachside development in Nasugbu, Batangas, creates a real connection with nature thanks to SM Prime’s Costa Del Hamilo Inc., a pioneer in the leisure resort sector and the brains behind Hamilo Coast. With a focus on sustainable development, Hamilo Coast, which is celebrating its quincentennial year, looks back at its landmarks and accomplishments.

“Sustainability has been at the forefront of our vision in providing a resort lifestyle. We strive to practice both environmental and social sustainability in our operations through our partners and commnunities,” Franklin M. Bolalin, Assistant Vice President for Hamilo Estate Management, said.

Disaster risk reduction

Every year, the country deals with an average of 19 typhoons, with some often resulting  in damages to properties and loss of life.  Coastal defenses such as seawalls and breakwater structures are often implemented to resist storm surges. In the case of Hamilo Coast, mangrove trees are the key.

Hamilo Coast’s 100,000 square-meter or equivalent to 10 hectares mangrove belt is one of the largest mangrove areas in the municipality. The sustainable beach resort town has since planted 50,000 mangrove propagules, protected hand-in-hand with the conservation organization World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines.

Biodiversity conservation

Apart from disaster mitigation, mangrove trees also benefit the climate by absorbing greenhouse gases (GHGs) and carbon dioxide. This capacity nurtures the ecosystem and biodiversity in the area, providing habitat for a wide array of species.

Hamilo is home to rich marine life and abundant flora and fauna.  Its conservation programs and various sustainability initiatives have nurtured and conserved its precious biodiversity.  There are about 96 various bird species found at the estate. Among these bird species are the rough-crested Malkoha and the Philippine eagle-owl.

From growing local plants to conducting regular coastal clean-up drives, coastal resource conservation initiatives are active in Hamilo Coast. With the help of WWF, they can increase their fisheries’ biological capacity and monitor their Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)—the Pico de Loro, Etayo and Santelmo coves which are among the three MPAs for Costa Del Hamilo’s Sustainable Development Project.  Hamilo has been working with WWF since 2007 monitoring the health and viability of Hamilo Coast area.

In recognition of its conservation efforts, Hamilo Coast was cited by the World Wide Fund for Nature as its longest Sustainability Partner in 2020.

“Over the years, our partnership with SM significantly contributed to the impact we are making in our work in Hamilo Coast. From liquid waste and coral monitoring, to our present work on integrated waste management and food sheds, we hope that this continuing partnership would help us realize our vision of making Hamilo a holistic model of sustainability”, says Katherine Custodio, WWF-Philippines’ Executive Director.

Green buildings development

The path towards a sustainable future is paved with many interventions, including zero waste, dematerialization, zero emissions and resource efficiency practices. For its part, Hamilo Coast makes its intention to be a premiere sustainability community possible by making sure its buildings are designed with the environment in mind.

Some of the estate’s facilities are powered by alternative sources of energy. For example, its lamp posts use solar power more than traditional ones to function. Natural lighting and ventilation are also noticeable in some of its residential areas, which benefits the environment as well as its tenants. Additionally, Hamilo Coast implements a solid waste management plan that consists of recovery of materials and vermicomposting, among others.

Sustainable living

At Hamilo Coast’s core is how a distinct beachfront home can harmonize with its surrounding environment. As people crave for a more relaxed environment, closer to nature and the outdoors amid a work-from-home setup pushed by the ongoing pandemic, Hamilo homes give access to invigorating landscapes, coves to explore and the calming sea.

After fifteen years, Hamilo Coast has outgrown its status as a weekend getaway. For those wishing to live on the coast in a sustainable community, it is now one of the greatest settlement possibilities.

 

 

 

Food

Subway® Celebrates its amazing 26 Years in serving delectable foods in the Philippines

As they commemorate 26 years of serving fresh and delectable food in the Philippines, Subway® has achieved an extraordinary milestone. Their event held at Axis Filinvest Tower 1 in Muntinlupa, attended by members of the media, influencers, and partners. Its location here in the Philippines reinforces its brand promise of supplying only the fresh ingredients to its customers in a small gathering hosted at the largest Subway® Restaurant in the Philippines. I’m so glad to be able to attend the event as it is such a fun-filled experience meeting with people and acquiring new knowledge from them. I, for one, am a huge fan of Subway as it is my comfort food, aside from the taste and flavors they didn’t just stay conventional they uphold to bring the best taste and flavors for us and through innovating they last and expand more for people who love the foods they served.

Penetrating a dominant rice-eating market, Subway® rose to the challenge and established a niche as the “fresher brand for me and thus my #BetterChoice” with its customizable and signature sandwiches, wraps and salads. Subway® continues to offer flavorful better-for-you options that are convenient, affordable and made fresh to order.

Subway® Philippines Territory Manager Jean Gargarino shared in her speech, “Subway® Philippines has come a long way since our first franchise, and it continues to expand to multiple areas in the country thanks to the efforts of our crew, our loyal guests, and to you, our partners in the media.”

Subway® Philippines Marketing Manager Joshua Wahiman shares: “The Subway® brand has earned a global reputation of offering fresher alternatives to traditional fast foods. Subway® has always provided better choices to our guests. We are honored to continue giving the ‘feel good’ food to many Filipinos, especially during the pandemic.”

Wahiman adds, “The search for quality of food is important and critical to us. At Subway® we will uphold our brand promise of becoming the #BetterChoice for our guests.”

Subway® will add more locations as the brand develops across the nation; 40 restaurants are expected to open by year’s end.

For additional information, go to www.Subway.com              

 

 

 

Food

Not your typical bakery, Overdoughs

Do you want to do good and at the same time enjoy good food?

You should go to Overdoughs, which serves delicious chunky cookies, also known as Chonky Cookies, brownies, or brookies, as well as pizza and fries.

“I wanted to start a food business and I was looking at trends around and then I realized there were different kinds of donuts that were not being served here. So that is what I wanted to introduce to the market,” related Francis Carl Reyes, CEO and Founder of Caravan Food Group Inc., the company behind Overdoughs and Elait!

“However, there have been a lot of recreations of Overdoughs because we started with donuts, donut holes and then we transitioned to fried cookie dough and then we transitioned to baked cookies. That’s where we are now,” he added.

If you enjoy ice cream, Overdoughs also sells Elait ice cream, which allows consumers to see as their favorite flavors are rolled into the ice cream in front of them.

Deaf partners

That’s the good food part. The doing good part is that customers who buy Overdough’s many products are providing employment and opportunities for most of their employees who are deaf.

“I remember an experience before when I was a teenager visiting a clothing shop. The employees at the shop were all at the cashier talking to each other. And then there was a guy who approached me but he was not talking. He was trying his best to really assist me and it was then that I noticed that there was a name tag and the word deaf was placed there,” related Reyes.

That was Reyes’ first experience with a deaf person who he felt was the “epitome of good customer service. No matter who you are, he is going to assist you. No judgement.” That experience made him decide that he would employ deaf partners for his store.

He tried out the partner program initially with Elait. When he saw that it was doing well, he implemented it at Overdoughs. Initially, Reyes started with two able and two deaf partners and he would be observing how they were doing their jobs.

“I saw that the customers were interacting with them. And we made sure that we put a system in place where the customers and the deaf partners will have an easy time. Then we have LED writing board where people can communicate easily,” Reyes said.

Sign language

He also posted basic sign language in all the branches so that customers can learn how to communicate with them.

“Currently we have around 30 deaf partners. We had more pre-pandemic but we had to retrench because we had to close some of our branches. So far we have 12 branches,” Reyes said.

In the future, Reyes hopes to convert more of their Overdoughs outlets in to cafes so that customers get to savor their other products like pizzas, fried chicken, fries and empanadas.

Overdoughs currently has one such outlet in Greenhills where customers can not only enjoy good food but do good as well.

“We really want to offer the full experience and hopefully, we can also start providing sign language classes so that our customers can eat, can learn and can interact,” he said.

Visit www.overdoughs.ph and @overdoughsph on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok for more details about Overdoughs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sports

Green Run at Vermosa promotes physical and emotional wellness by encouraging outdoor activity and love of nature

It’s time to appreciate the green outdoors and have some fun in the sun after two years of silence and isolation. The event is being led by Vermosa, an Ayala Land Estate in Imus Cavite. It is a modern suburban development that encourages residents to be healthy and active. With the staging of Green Run on Sunday, July 3, everyone is urged to lace up and run for a greener tomorrow. It will be a one-day multi-level run on the 750-hectare site, which is quickly becoming known as the new sports and fitness hub in the south.

Consisting of 21K, 10K, 5K and 3K distance categories, the Green Run is targeting elite athletes, fun runners, fitness enthusiasts, athletes in training, weekend athletes, families, barkada, and just about anyone who is eager to run.  Various running routes winding through wide open spaces and abundant greenery punctuated with wide pedestrian walkways, bicycle and jogging lanes, and enhanced greenways will make this Run a truly pleasant experience.

Vermosa’s famous Ayala Vermosa Sports Hub, a state-of-the-art professionally–managed sports facility that has already hosted various national and international sports events will be the center of activities for registration and information. Featuring a FINA-standard Olympic size swimming pool, a warm up pool, an IAAF standard 400m track oval, field with natural tiff grass, an Athletes Lounge, and a gym operated by Sante Fitness Lab, a premier training ground for amateur and professional athletes.

Vermosa has partnered with Pinoy Fitness, the running, fitness and multisport event organizer, to conduct the Run. A beautiful medal created by artist Cynthia Bauzon-Arre of Forest Foundation Philippines, will be among the perks that runners will get for their participation. Proceeds of the Run will go to Haribon Foundation’s Adopt-a-Seedling Program, to build a greener tomorrow.

Vermosa Estate Head Jay Teodoro, a sports and fitness enthusiast himself, says “As more places begin to reopen, we can now enjoy the outdoors with more activities to engage in. I personally advocate sports and spending time outdoors as it helps boost physical and mental health. Physical activities, like running, provide a change of scenery and help reduce stress. This is why we organized the Vermosa Green Run. We want people to rediscover their surroundings, appreciate nature, enjoy the fresh air and boost their health. With an abundance of wide-open spaces and the state-of-the-art sports facilities at Vermosa Sports Hub, Vermosa provides one of the best venues to engage in physical activities.”

Those interested in participating in Green Run can register at ayalaland.myruntime.com.

ABOUT VERMOSA
Ayala Vermosa Sports Hub (AVSH) is located within Ayala Land’s sprawling 750-hectare estate along Daang Hari Road, Imus, Cavite.  It brings together residential, retail, commercial spaces and a school all within the estate.  AVSH highlights an active lifestyle by offering athletes a number of sports facilities and wellness amenities including the nine-lane 400-meter track and field oval, football field, Olympic-size lap pool, warm up pool, The Athlete’s Lounge, a gym operated by Sante Fitness Lab, and green open spaces. With its state-of-the-art features, AVSH is home to some National Sports Associations and renowned teams in the country.

 

Entertainment

At Enchanted Kingdom, we celebrate diversity and equality!

Celebrate diversity and equality by joining us at Enchanted Kingdom, the country’s first and only world-class theme park, for an incredible PRIDE experience this June!

With our Magic of EKquality promo, you may create limitless memories. For only P850, you may get a Regular Day Pass with a FREE light stick. Book your tickets at the EK Online Store https://shop.enchantedkingdom.ph/ till July 3 and enjoy your vacation from June 3 to July 31, 2022.

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  1. Booking Period: until JULY 3, 2022
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